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Daily Update: UFC Fight Night 101, D. Bryan responds to Cesaro, Dykstra fired


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  • Yao Zhukui vs. Jerel Lausa
  • Marlon Vera vs. Ning Guangyou
  • Dan Hooker vs. Jason Knight
  • Ben Nguyen vs. Geane Herrera
  • Richard Walsh vs. Jonathan Meunier
  • Damien Brown vs. Jon Tuck
  • Dan Kelly vs. Chris Camozzi
  • Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor
  • Khalil Rountree vs. Tyson Pedro
  • Yusuke Kasuya vs. Alex Volkanovski
  • Kyle Noke vs. Omari Akhmedov
  • Jake Matthews vs. Andrew Holbook
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson

NEW JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FROM KOCHI (will air on tape delay Saturday on New Japan World)

  • Manabu Nakanishi & Henare vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Ray Rowe & Hanson
  • Brian Breaker & Leland Race vs. Tetsuya Naito & Rush
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Juice Robinson vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page

Sunday has the Raw crew in North Charleston, SC and Smackdown crew in Fayetteville, VA.  We're looking for reports on those shows to

NEW JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT SUNDAY FROM IMABARI (will air on tape delay Sunday on New Japan World)

  • Katsuyori Shibata & Yuji Nagata vs. Yoshitatsu & Billy Gunn
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kenny Omega & Chase Owens
  • Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Bad Luck Fale & Bone Soldier
  • Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Seiya Sanada & Evil


  • Naoya Nomura vs. Takuya Nomura
  • Sushi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Masao Inoue vs. Kaji Tomato & Kazuhiro Tamura & Naoshi Sano
  • Super Tiger & Ryuji Hijikata & Rey Paloma & Dial vs. Mitsuya Nagai & Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Takeshi Minamino & Black Tiger VII
  • Dory Funk Jr. & Chavo Guerrero Sr. & Ultimo Dragon & Tajiri vs. Great Kabuki & Osamu Nishimura & Yutaka Yoshie & Isami Kodaka
  • Jake Lee & Yuma Aoyagi & Koji Iwamoto vs. Ryoji Sai & Kengo Mashimo & Konosuke Takeshita
  • Yohei Nakajima vs. Jiro Kuroshio for TV title
  • Soma Takao vs. Keisuke Ishii for World jr. title
  • Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Masa Fuchi & Atsushi Onita for All-Asia tag titles
  • Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabyaashi vs. Zeus & The Bodyguard for world tag team title
  • Kento Miyahara vs. Suwama for Triple Crown

Raw will be Monday night in Charlotte, NC. Announced for the show are New Day vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows for the tag titles and Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the women's title. There will also be a Smackdown brand house show Monday night in Florence, SC.

NEW JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT TUESDAY FROM SASEBO (will air on tape delay Tuesday on New Japan World)

  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Henare
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Juice Robinson vs. Leland Race & Brian Breaker

Smackdown will be live, Main Event will be taped, and 205 Live will debut Tuesday night in Columbia, SC. The 205 Live main event will be Brian Kendrick vs. Rich Swann for the cruiserweight title.

NEW JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT WEDNESDAY FROM BEPPU (will air on tape delay Wedensday no New Japan World)

  • Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page
  • Tetsuya Naito & Rush vs. Ray Rowe & Hanson

NXT will be taped on Wednesday at Full Sail Univesity in Winter Park, FL.

FIGURE FOUR WEEKLY: 11/17/2016: More on Buddy Rose

During his time splitting time between the Portland and San Francisco territories, Buddy Rose continued to make trouble with the California State Athletic Commission throughout 1978 and 1979. For some reason, all of the incidents appear to have taken place in San Jose, like the one discussed last week where he was being penalized for a ref here to continue.

WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER: Nov 28, 2016: WWE Survivor Series, Goldberg agrees to more matches

The improbable story of Bill Goldberg, weeks before his 50th birthday, coming back for what was supposed to be a one-time appearance to help promote the WWE’s video game, and emerging as the biggest star in pro wrestling just tells you that the axiom that it’s all about timing is true.

Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar in 1:26 after agreeing to come back for at least a few more dates. Unlike with Sting, who lost to HHH in his first match back because of the idea that at his age, he was only going to do one match with the company, but that was kept hidden, in Goldberg’s case, he came out on interview No. 1 and said about Lesnar, that not only was he next, but he was last... click here to continue.

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WON BACK ISSUE:December 6, 2010 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: The history of wrestling on Thanksgiving  - Thanksgiving in most of the 80s meant some of the biggest wrestling shows of the year. The tradition was at its peak from 1983 to 1987, with the early Starrcades in Greensboro and later Atlanta as well, Star Wars at Reunion Arena in Dallas, the AWA at the St. Paul Civic Center, Mid South Wrestling at the Superdome in Louisiana and the early Survivor Series events... click here to continue.



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  • Daniel Bryan responded to Cesaro’s complaints about not being on the poster for WWE’s shows in Switzerland: “If you were on #TeamBlue you'd be on every poster... just saying #BlueIsBetter”.
  • Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Kenny Dykstra was fired from his day job for missing work. The Spirit Squad hasn’t been signed to WWE contracts.
  • Tales of Andre the Giant were spoken of by Ric Flair, specifically Andre needing to drink 106 beers to get drunk.
  • WWE uploaded Team Hell No & Ryback vs. The Shield from TLC 2012 for free on their YouTube account.
  • WWE looks at the top 10 times wrestlers have been smashed through ladders.


  • Cody Rhodes won Global Force Wrestling’s Nex*Gen Championship at WrestleCade in Winston-Salem, North Carolina last night.
  • PROGRESS Wrestling will crown a new champion tomorrow at their show at the Electric Ballroom in London. Mark Haskins was previously forced to vacate the title due to injury, and the show will feature matches with the winners advancing to a multi-man main event to determine the new champion. Will Ospreay vs. the debuting Matt Riddle and Marty Scurll vs. Jimmy Havoc highlight the announced matches for the show.


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  • After Daniel Cormier was forced out of UFC 206 due to injury, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson tweeted, “I wish nothing but the best for DC and I hope you have a full recovery champ…” And Cormier replied, “left a message for you on ur phone. I apologize. We Will get to rock and roll bruh. Once again my apologies. DC”.
  • Tim Kennedy tweeted that he offered to step in and fight Johnson.
  • Here are the UFC Melbourne weigh-ins.
  • Tate talks Cyborg.
  • UFC fighters react to DC pulling out of 206.


  • Ric Flair had a message for Ohio State on behalf of Michigan in advance of their rivalry game today.
  • Superkick'd Goes ALL THE WAY UP! Friday, December 16th 2016, 7:30pm Doors 8:00pm Action. The Great Hall's Longboat Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, On.
  • Happy Thanksgiving weekend from The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling. Today's episode features ring veteran "Mean" Mike Masters AKA Rocky Jones and is available for download at this link. Masters started his wrestling career being mentored by Bruno Sammartino and competed in the New York territory for many years but also had stops along the way in Georgia, Hawaii, California, Portland, Puerto Rico and Japan where he faced a long list of Hall of Fame opponents.
  • ROH Sale: From Friday, November 25th all the way through Sunday, November 27th, you can save 35% on all ROH compilation DVDs. And the savings are even bigger for our Ringside Members: 50% off.
  • Former WCW star "The Rapmaster" P.N. News was the latest guest on the Pancakes and Powerslams Show. During the interview, he discussed starting his wrestling career at a young age, why Dusty Rhodes gave him the "P.N. News" name, his WCW release, and more. He also shared a very interesting story of Flair once only requesting 50 dollars from a promotion while World Champion due to the attendance being low.
  • Best Of The West Student showcase this Sunday on Nov 27th at 6pm. Another live student showcase show at the Best/West training center located at 5494 E Lamona Ave, Stuite #150 here in Fresno. Bell time of 6pm and tickets are only $5.00 but with limited seating. Next TV taping is scheduled for Saturday Dec 10th at the VFW Hall #8900 here in Fresno. Bell time of 6pm as well.
  • This article talks about how young people are not watching sports anymore.

Today in Professional Wrestling History (11/26): The first Survivor Series